Traffic Fatalities

Audio: Missouri’s third-largest city records record traffic fatalities in 2020; half of the victims were on motorcycles

Despite the COVID pandemic and fewer vehicles on the road, southwest Missouri’s Springfield had a record 27 traffic fatalities in 2020. Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is urging residents to slow down.     Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams says 13 of the 27 victims were traveling on motorcycles. He’s urging motorists to slow down […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson’s Bicentennial Inaugural Committee announces inaugural events

Governor Michael L. Parson’s Bicentennial Inaugural Committee announced initial plans for an Inaugural Prayer Service and the Inauguration Ceremony in January of 2021. “To kick off Missouri’s bicentennial, we will celebrate our state’s rich heritage with a historic Bicentennial Inauguration,” said Teresa Parson, First Lady of Missouri and co-chair of the inaugural committee. “The strong […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Driver of pickup that left the scene of an accident reports to Trenton Police Department to “Give his side of the story”

The driver of a pickup involved in a crash on December 1st at Ninth and Harris in Trenton has been identified after leaving the scene of the crash. Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross reports Anthony William Hughes of Trenton came to the police station to report he was the driver of the pickup previously said […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Board of Education modifies basketball attendance policy

At a special meeting on Wednesday evening, November 18th, the Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education modified the basketball attendance policy to a ticket system. Home fans will be allotted five tickets per athlete. Visiting teams will be given two tickets per athlete. The board discussed the updated mask guidance from the Department of Elementary and […]

Democratic Party

2020 was a bloodbath for Missouri Democrats. Will 2022 be any better?

(Missouri Independent) – There’s no point trying to spin it: While the 2020 election was a mixed verdict nationally, with Republicans gaining congressional seats and minimizing Senate losses even as Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump, the Missouri verdict was unequivocal. It started atop the ticket with Trump’s dominance. He and Gov. Mike Parson set […]

Handcuffs and Key with Arrest graphic

Grundy County authorities report the arrest of two on warrants

Two area residents were arrested on November 12th on capias warrants. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year-old Cindy Gearin of Trenton and 19-year-old David Clay Austin Travis of Spickard were brought to the Law Enforcement Center from the courtroom. Gearin’s warrant was for alleged failure to appear on felony altering lottery tickets. Court documents […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County Board of Education modifies attendance for home basketball games

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education the evening of November 11th discussed modifications for home basketball games in regard to COVID-19. Attendance will be allowed only with a ticket. About 150 tickets will be issued per game. Each Grundy R-5 player, coach, and cheerleader will receive five tickets. Visiting teams will receive two tickets […]